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September 19, 2018

Fulton Music Association Sponsors Free Nov. 3 Veterans Day Concert Featuring 10th Mt. Div Band


The U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division Band from Fort Drum and the Fulton Community Band will perform a free concert in honor of Veterans Day, on Nov. 3, sponsored by the Fulton Music Association (FMA); it was announced by Steve Chirello, president.

The concert is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the G. Ray Bodley High School auditorium.  The Fulton Community Band and the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division Band will perform two separate programs and combine for several numbers.”

The U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division Band from Fort Drum and the Fulton Community Band will perform a free concert in honor of Veterans Day, on Sat. Nov. 3, sponsored by the Fulton Music Association (FMA), it was announced by Steve Chirello, president. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the G. Ray Bodley High School auditorium. The Fulton Community Band and the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division Band will perform two separate programs and combine for an medley saluting our armed forces, and to play Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” For information, contact Carol Fox, 591-3392.

Selections scheduled for performance by the 10th Mountain Band include: Liberty Fanfare; National Anthem; Fnugg Blue, March 1941, West Side Story, The Flag Still Flies High and American Soldier. The 10th Mountain and Fulton Community Band will together perform: American Salute; Armed Forces on Parade; and Stars and Stripes Forever March.

The Fulton Community Band will perform: The Great Race; Band of Brothers; Glenn Miller in Concert; Elegy For The U.S.S. Arizona; Lord of the Dance and The Black Granite.

The 10th Mountain Division Band is based out of Fort Drum, NY and is commanded by Chief Warrant Officer Two Timothy Wallace.  Since 9/11, the band has provided musical and operational support while being deployed to Kosovo in support of Operation KFOR, Pakistan for support in response to the earthquake that rocked the area in 2005, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and 3 deployments to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  These professional Soldier-Musicians are trained and ready to deploy anywhere in the world.

Stateside, the musicians of the 10th Mountain Division Light Infantry Band provide a wide range of musical support for the Soldiers, as well as the citizens, of the North Country.  In addition to Marching and Ceremonial Band, the 10th Mountain Division Band can also field an array of diverse performing groups such as:  Rock Band, Jazz Combo, Brass Quintet, and many other smaller ensembles.

The Fulton Music Association is dedicated to promoting music in our schools and community, Chirello said.For further information, call Carol Fox at 591-3392

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